Josephine’s #CBR5 Review #16: It’s Your Time You’re Wasting: A Teacher’s Tales Of Classroom Hell by Frank Chalk

Ok Class, I am Ms Humphrey (that’s H-U-M-P-H-R-E-Y) and that’s MS not Miss or Mrs.


Put your hand-up please if you want to ask a question! No sorry, all I can hear is BLAH BLAH BLAH, you see I have special hearing and I can’t actually hear you properly unless you have your hand up. Ok…. Yes Kylie the MS is important, and no I am not married and therefore  don’t have a husband to hate.

Ok as I was saying, today we are discussing It’s Your Time You’re Wasting: A Teacher’s Tales Of Classroom Hell by Frank Chalk. I hope you have all read it! Yes?… Wayne I don’t think you do really have a dentist appointment. If you didn’t read the book you can just sit quietly and listen to everyone else’s opinions.

Ok, who would like to go first?….Surely someone would like to go first? Come on SOMEONE! ANYONE? ….Sigh, ok hands up who actually read the book………

NONE OF YOU!!! Seriously no one, not a single child in this room actually read the book??!!!


Well that is actually a good thing because it was a dreadful, self-indulgent, soul-sucking waste of time; written by a man who, if he spent a little less energy on self-pity and a little more on the children he was meant to teach, might be worth a real review and not this trite parody.

Ok kids, lets hit the council estate and score some crack!


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